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02/18/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Alone

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world
in a conspiracy of love.”

- Hamilton Wright Mabie
(1846–1916)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  
The theme of today's post-Valentine's Day Newsletter was also suggested by        my #5 Son, Nathaniel Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL - '97) of IL on 02/11/10:

Here are some more ideas from Glee:

Heart - Alone


BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7ZC_m7ybqs - Alone (Glee Cast Version featuring Kristin Chenoweth)

BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxfdDrKO8uM - Alone (original Heart version)
 

   Thanks, Nathaniel!



THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

    Happy Birthday today to the late     Bill Sawyer ('57) (deceased 05/16/06) AND    Brooks Bloxom ('64) of NC!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to     Bobby Norris ('62) of VA AND      Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA AND    Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

20 -    Bobby Callis ('64) of WV;

22 - Ronald Bass ('57) AND Curt Lauterbach ('65) of VA AND Billy Reece ('68) of ID;

23 - Richard Prince ('57);

24 -   Debi Fink Golden ('65) of MA;

25 - Peggy Wellington Craft ('57) AND     The President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC!

   Many Happy Returns to You All!

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/Happy-Birthday.html  


THIS DAY IN WWII:

February 18, 1932 - The Empire of Japan declared Manzhouguo (the obsolete Chinese name for Manchuria) independent from the Republic of China.

February 18, 1943 - The Gestapo arrested Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie for opposing the Nazi regime. The two were the leaders of the German youth group Weisse Rose (White Rose). They were executed as "political traitors" on February 23, 1943.

February 18, 1943 - Joseph Goebbels delivered the Sportpalast speech.


THIS DAY IN 1965:

Thursday, February 18, 1965 - The Gambia became independent from the United Kingdom.

Thursday, February 18, 1965 - Record producer and rapper Dr. Dre was born Andre Romelle Young in Compton, California.

Thursday, February 18, 1965 - Murderer Gregory Scott Johnson (legally executed on 25 May 2005 at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, Indiana) was born.


REUNION ALERT:

  From Don Harvey ('53) of VA - 02/17/10 - "NNHS class of 1953 Reunion":

Hi Carol,

I would appreciate your including the following announcement in your web site:


The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-year Reunion on
Friday, April 16, 2010: Social at the Omni
Saturday, April 17, 2010: Dinner at the James River Country Club
Sunday, April 18, 2010: Breakfast at Angelo's
For details, contact Robert Walker at bobsawalker@verizon.net (757) 596-7722
or Betty Burns at bsb0735@cox.net (757) 223-9488.

 

Thanks and best wishes,

Don Harvey

   SUPER-DE-DUPER! Thanks, Don! I've posted this great news on the main front page, and it will be carried there as well as on the bottom of this and each successive Newsletter until then:

   Y'all have fun!


    From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 02/18/10 - "To     Linda Lane (Lane - '64 - of VA)":

Thank you; cousin        Dave (Spriggs - '64 - of VA) found Hunter (Allman) in Louisa, Va.  I have not looked him up yet...probably forgotten about me!  HAHA...

   Good news - always welcome! Thanks, Jean - and David!


      From Dimples Dinwiddie Prichard ('58) of NC - 02/17/10 - "  Adrian's (Whitcomb - '67 - of VA) fantastic Buckroe letter & Buckroe lawsuit":

Carol,

  Sandra Canepa ('56 - of VA) sent this to me today. I thought the best way to get results is to send this to the Typhoon Nation and Krabbers and any one else that had fond and warm memories of "OUR BEACH" ! We need to act on this.
Today !

Dimples & Sandra



FOR BUCKROE BEACH SUPPORTERS:

An absolutely dynamite letter to the editor about Buckroe appears in the Daily Press today from Adrian Whitcomb.

Below is a copy of Mr. Whitcomb's letter which also can be found at
http://www.dailypress.com/news/opinion/dp-op_wedltrs_02172feb17,0,1481028.story   (Read also at the end of this email one online comment submitted to Adrian's letter which as explained, and rightly so, Buckroe's overlap with what also threatens Fort Monroe.)

Currently the City of Hampton is permitting a Parade of Homes to be built on Buckroe bay front property not zoned for residential development. The property is zoned for light commercial use, and this zoning supports off-street parking, shops, open space and beach-like amenities. In other words, everything needed to support and enhance Buckroe's wonderful public beach area for locals, visitors and tourists alike.

The lawsuit filed on February 11 against the city and the Parade of Homes developer is because residential development on that Buckroe "B" lot zoned for light commercial use violates Hampton zoning ordinances.

Would any of you want a city to approve the building of something on property in your city if that property were not zoned to support it? Such blatantly illegal happenings would only decrease property values and cause  "unfriendly" neighbors.

You will be kept informed as the lawsuit progresses. In the meantime, any letters (council@hampton.gov) or calls (727-6315) to Hampton City Council reminding them you remain opposed to residential development on a Buckroe "B" lot would be greatly appreciated.

Of course, they are going to tell you the developer, Mr. Thompson, has "vested rights" in the property. The lawsuit will address that claim by laying out reasons why it is a "bogus" claim.

Please share this email with everyone you know and everyone on your email lists who support saving Buckroe's "B" lots for continued public use on the bayfront of Hampton's last remaining and easily accessible public beach.

Thank you very much.
Sandra Canepa

P.S. The public has enjoyed those bayfront lots since the 1600's, and this year the City of Hampton celebrates its 400th year anniversary as the "Oldest Continuous English speaking Settlement in America - 1610"

After 400 years one would think it is time Hampton city officials learned to understand the English language, particularly what Hampton citizens have been saying for years they need and want on Buckroe's "B" lots along the Chesapeake Bay. What a wonderful 400th year "Birthday" present it would be for all Hampton residents if city officials finally listened!!



Be responsible
Letter to the editor
Daily Press
Feb. 17, 2010

No matter how appealing the remaining park and beach at Buckroe are to the public, if access is limited because the city has decided to sell land that has been used for parking, the result can only be the loss for many of us of one of Hampton's greatest assets. While a few developers will make much money with the taxpayers' subsidy (discounted land), many people will have to choose between parking at overflow lots such as Jones Middle School (three-fourths of a mile away) and not going to the beach at all.

A responsible government realizes that its citizens have a vested right in their land not being sold for far less than it is worth. A responsible government realizes that it should never sell land with the intrinsic value that the Buckroe property has without the direct consent of the electorate. A responsible government listens to the sincere efforts of thousands of its citizens to save what has been publicly used land for many decades. A responsible government does not bend to the desires of a few profit-motivated individuals while ignoring the will of the vast majority of the people.

Several years ago the City Council declined to put the matter of the future of the Buckroe "B-blocks" up to a vote of the people. They continue to ignore the express will of many thousands of petition signers to favor a handful of developers. How can they look in a mirror and call themselves public servants?

Adrian Whitcomb

Newport News

- - - - - - - - - - -
ONE ONLINE COMMENT SUBMITTED WHICH AS EXPLAINED, AND RIGHTLY SO, BUCKROE'S OVERLAP WITH WHAT ALSO THREATENS FORT MONROE. :

Thanks for an eloquent letter, Adrian. It's important to repeat, yet again, that there's an overlap between what you describe concerning Buckroe and what also threatens Fort Monroe. That overlap starts with developer Tommy Thompson, whom even the Daily Press editors call a city hall "insider," and whom the Hampton City Council appointed to the Fort Monroe Authority, where he serves as vice chairman. To my knowledge, he has never publicly promised not to do at Fort Monroe what he's doing at Buckroe: profit from his insiderconnections concerning what had been publicly owned land beside or near the bay. And to my knowledge, not one Virginia journalist has ever followed up on the obvious conflict-of-interest question. In the good-ol'-person climate of our region's civic leadership, what's routine in Journalism 101 is apparently considered skippable.
 

    Thank you, Dimples and Sandra - and Adrian!

   Okay, Class, y'all know what to do!


  From Joyce Lawrence Cahoon ('65) of VA - 02/17/10 - "SPEEDING TICKET":
 
This is something all need to read.
 Joyce Cahoon

Read This Slowly

Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55 zone. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often?

When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard. Maybe some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror. The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand.

Bob? Bob from Church? Jack sunk farther into his trench coat. This was worse than the coming ticket. A cop catching a guy from his own church. A guy who happened to be a little eager to get home after a long day at the office. A guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow.

Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every Sunday, a man he'd never seen in uniform.

'Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this.'

'Hello, Jack.' No smile.

'Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife and kids.'

'Yeah, I guess.'

Bob seemed uncertain. Good.

'I've seen some long days at the office lately. I'm afraid I bent the rules a bit - just this once.'

Jack toed at a pebble on the pavement. 'Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes tonight. Know what I mean?'

'I know what you mean. I also know that you have a reputation in our precinct .'

Ouch. This was not going in the right direction. Time to change tactics.

'What'd you clock me at?'

'Seventy. Would you sit back in your car please?'

'Now wait a minute here, Bob. I checked as soon as I saw you. I was barely nudging 65.'

The lie seemed to come easier with every ticket.

'Please, Jack, in the car.'

Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door. Slamming it shut, he stared at the dashboard. He was in no rush to open the window.

The minutes ticked by. Bob scribbled away on the pad..

Why hadn't he asked for a driver's license?

Whatever the reason, it would be a month of Sundays before Jack ever sat near this cop again.

A tap on the door jerked his head to the left. There was Bob, a folded paper in hand. Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for Bob to pass him the slip.

'Thanks.'

Jack could not quite keep the sneer out of his voice.

Bob returned to his police car without a word. Jack watched his retreat in the mirror. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper. How much was this one going to cost?

Wait a minute. What was this? Some kind of joke? Certainly not a ticket. Jack began to read:

'Dear Jack, Once upon a time I had a daughter.
She was six when killed by a car.
You guessed it - a speeding driver.
A fine and three months in jail, and the man was free.
Free to hug his daughters, all three of them.
I only had one, and I'm going to have to wait until Heaven
before I can ever hug her again.

A thousand times I've tried to forgive that man.
A thousand times I thought I had.
Maybe I did, but I need to do it again.
Even now.
Pray for me.
And be careful, Jack, my son is all I have left.'

'Bob'


Jack turned around in time to see Bob's car pull away and head down the road. Jack watched until it disappeared. A full 15 minutes later, he too, pulled away and drove slowly home, praying for forgiveness and hugging a surprised wife and kids when he arrived.


Life is precious. Handle with care. This is an important message; please pass it along to your friends. Drive safely and carefully. Remember, cars are not the only things recalled by their maker... Pass this on, you may save a life. Maybe not, but we'll never know if we don't try.

May today there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

'I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.'


The life you save may be ...

Your own child or grandchild.

   Thank you so much, Joyce!


    From Linda Lane Lane ('64) of VA - 02/17/10 - "Wear Blue":

Carol, not sure if you have seen this.  It's my first time and will remain in my memory for a long time.
 
Love, Linda
 

WILL YOU WEAR BLUE???  

International Picture of the Year - Here are two very touching photos.....
 

First Place Second Place
Todd Heisler, The Rocky Mountain News Todd Heisler, The Rocky Mountain News
   

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno Airport, Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the flag over his casket as passengers watched the family gather on the tarmac. During the arrival of another Marine's casket last year at Denver International Airport, Major Steve Beck described the scene as one of the most powerful in the process:
"See the people in the windows? They'll sit right there in the plane, watching those Marines. You gotta wonder what's going through their minds, knowing that they're on the plane that brought him home," he said. "They're going to remember being on that plane for the rest of their lives. They're going to remember bringing that Marine home. And they should."
The night before the burial of her husband's body, Katherine Cathey refused to leave the casket, asking to sleep next to his body for the last time. The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag. Before she fell asleep, she opened her laptop computer and played songs that reminded her of 'Cat,' and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept.

"I think it would be kind of nice if you! kept doing it," she said. "I think that's what he would have wanted."

Blue Fridays.
 
 

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing blue every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority' We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.
 
Many Americans, like you and I and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something blue. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of blue much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in BLUE and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked, 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is, 'We need your support and your prayers.'

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something blue every Friday.
 

   Well, if you hadn't seen it before, Linda-Linda, chances are excellent that others have not, either! 

   Actually, sometimes this is called "Wear Red on Fridays", so I would think either would be equally effective.

          Our Darling Herbie (Hice) (22 Oct 1924 - 18 Apr 2008) was the first of many to send this to me back in April of 2006, and we carried it here:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/04-13-06-NNHS-Thomas-Jeffersons-263rd-B-day.html

    Thanks so much, Lady - and Happy Birthday!


  From Mike White ('67) of VA - 02/03/10 - "Seniors (#14 in a Series of 19)":
 

Carol

For anyone age appropriate…that means almost everyone
in the Typhoon Nation !

Mike

   
 
 

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you too.

Don't laugh.....it is all true...these are the perks of reaching 60 and heading towards 70 and older!

     Thanks, Mike!


ABBREVIATED ALERT:

  From Jane Chambers of VA - 07/01/09 AND 02/07/10 - "CNC BOOK BROCHURE & AD" AND 61-62 DECADERS ADDENDA:

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/brochure(2).pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/CNC-CNU/CNC-Memories-Book-219390602.pdf

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/61-63-DECADERS-ADDENDA.doc

   Contact Dr. Chambers at cncmemories61_71@yahoo.com.

   Thanks, Jane!


FINALLY:

From ArcaMax Jokes - 02/17/10:

Grenades

Bubba and Clem find three hand grenades and decide to take them to the police station.

"What if one of them explodes before we get there?" asks Clem.

"Don't worry about it," says Bubba.

"We'll just lie and tell them we only found two."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 16, 17, and 18, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1953 will hold its 57-Year Reunion. For details, contact Robert Walker at bobsawalker@verizon.net (757) 596-7722 or Betty Burns at bsb0735@cox.net (757) 223-9488 - CLASS OF 1953

2.Saturday, April 24, 2010,11:30 AM - The NNHS Class of 1954 will hold a 56-Year Mini-Reunion Luncheon at The Chamberlin.
For details, contact Mickey Marcella at mcmiceli@verizon.net (757) 249-3800 or Betty Hamby Neher at bineher@cox.net (757) 898-5099 or Dr. Harry Simpson at hdsdds@aol.com (804) 694-0346 - CLASS OF 1954

3. Friday and Saturday, August 6 and 7, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1970 will hold its 40-Year Reunion. Saturday night will be at the Kiln Creek Golf & Country Club. For details, contact Carol Comer Cutler at ca23comerww@aol.com or visit the reunion website at NNHS1970Reunion.myevent.com - CLASS OF 1970

4. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 6, 7, and  8, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1960 will hold its 50-Year Reunion at the Marriott Newport News at City Center. For details, contact Karen Weinstein Witte at kwitte@tampabay.rr.com - CLASS OF 1960

5. Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2010 - The NNHS Class of 1965 will hold its 45-Year Reunion at the Point Plaza Hotel, 950 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601. For details, contact Dave Arnold at captarnold@vprj.net.


PRAYER ROLL:
http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 01/08/10
NNHS BLOG:
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 08/04/09


   Y'all take care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                                  Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
618-530-9092
     

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Alone

Written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly

Recorded by Heart, 1987
 

I hear the ticking of the clock
I'm lying here the room's pitch dark
I wonder where you are tonight
No answer on the telephone
And the night goes by so very slow
Oh I hope that it won't end though
Alone

Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone

You don't know how long I have wanted
to touch your lips and hold you tight, oh
You don't know how long I have waited
and I was going to tell you tonight
But the secret is still my own
and my love for you is still unknown
Alone

Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone

How do I get you alone
How do I get you alone

Alone, alone


"Alone" midi courtesy of http://rock.mididb.com/heart/ - 02/16/10

"Alone" lyrics courtesy of http://www.lyrics007.com/Heart%20Lyrics/Alone%20Lyrics.html - 02/17/10

Animated "Be Mine" title clip art courtesy of My Niece, Shari, of VA -

Hillsboro High School's Topper (Band Version) clip art courtesy of http://www.hillsboroschools.net/schools/hhs/activities/music2/Band/bio.html - 06/07/08
Thanks, Mark!

Pink Rosebud Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://groups.msn.com/TheClipArtPalace/linesbarsfloral.msnw - 04/04/05

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06

Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 02/07/05
Thanks, Janice!

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